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01 Mar
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KENYA NATIONAL P4G STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

KEPSA participated in the Kenya National P4G Stakeholders virtual meeting on 24th February 2021. The meeting brought together Kenya P4G National Platform Co-chairs – The National Treasury and Planning represented by Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Muia and KEPSA, represented by the Chair Mr. Nik Nesbitt and CEO Ms. Carole Kariuki Karuga.

P4G Global Director, Mr. Ian De Cruz said that Kenya has been the most prolific country in the P4G network. He continued to say that Kenya has submitted and hosts the most Partnerships in the P4G pipeline portfolio.

The meeting focus is on alignment of P4G Partnerships with Kenyan priorities, explore opportunities for building back better and to explore some of investment and trade opportunity for Kenya. Some of the Partnerships with potential to accelerate Kenya’s green growth pathway and Big 4 agenda include Sustainable Special Economic Zones, Energize Africa, Emobility and Geofutures.

The KEPSA Chair said P4G is setting the stage of creation of new solutions in social economic development by mainstreaming Sustainability in business. Mr. Nesbit added that the P4G platform in Kenya has offered opportunity for private sector and government to co-create new transformative solutions.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has offered opportunity to rethink and redesign development models. The government of Kenya is committed to support all partners including private sector and development partners by providing a conducive environment and a solid enabling legal framework for innovations and investments to thrive,” Said Dr. Muia.

In the closing remarks, the KEPSA CEO, who is also the Chair of Special Economic Zones in Kenya, welcomed the opportunity to scale up sustainability in the special economic zones in Kenya. “Assembling of electric cars can also take place in SEZs. P4G indeed is a transformative platform for collaboration,” She remarked.

Present at the meeting were the Danish Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Ole Thonke, South Korea Ambassador to Kenya Amb. Yeounghan Choi, Gudi Alkemade – Embassy of Netherlands in Kenya, Mr. Augustine K. Kenduiwo – Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ms. Leila YimSurratt among other P4G stakeholders.

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